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First picture of Texas gunman who killed 7 and injured 22 during mass shooting

Odessa gunman Seth Ator
Police released a picture after confirming the gunmans identity (Pictures: Texas Department of Public Safety/AP)

Police have named and pictured the man accused of killing seven people and injuring more than 20 others on a shooting rampage in Texas this weekend.

Seth Ator, 36, was shot and killed by police in the car park of the Cinergy cinema in Odessa, Texas, on Saturday afternoon.

Authorities said they have not yet established a motive for the mass shooting but said they believed he would have killed more people inside the cinema if they had not shot him dead.

The violent shooting spree began after Ator refused to pull over by police at a set of traffic lights.

He then went on to shoot at police before he used an AR style rifle to kill his victims, aged between 15 and 57.

Online court records show the suspect was arrested in 2001 for a misdemeanor offense that would not have prevented him from legally purchasing firearms in Texas.

Seth Ator Credit: Texas Department of Public Safety. eth Ator has been identified as the accused gunman who was shot and killed by police after a rampage in Odessa and Midland, Texas, according to the Odessa Police Department. Police said the shooter was taken down by officers at the Cinergy movie complex in Odessa. The incident began around 3:15 p.m. local time on Saturday, August 31, as an attempted traffic stop along Interstate 20.
Seth Ator has been identified as the accused gunman who was shot and killed by police after a rampage in Odessa and Midland, Texas (Picture: Texas Department of Public Safety)

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Celia Lopez and Sajeili Carrasco embrace before a vigil, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, in Odessa, Texas, for victims of a shooting spree the day before. (Jacy Lewis/Reporter-Telegram via AP)
Families and friends of victims held a vigil on Sunday (Picture: AP)

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